The Highest Quality Meat Makes the Best Barbecued Meals

If you are planning on entertaining this summer at your home on Long Island, an outdoor barbecue is a great way to impress your guests with some fantastic food.  There is nothing like the taste of a beef hamburger right off the grill, a sizzling steak or some classic browned and barbecued chicken glistening in a tangy barbecue sauce. All of these delicious foods represent the best of summer and the barbecue season!  Keep in mind however, that a successful barbecued menu is more than a hot grill or some hot coals to cook over; it is the quality of the meat that makes a barbecued meal a success.

When you are planning the menu for your party, choose crowd pleasing barbecue favorites like ribs, steak and chicken and of course hamburgers and hot dogs.  Other items that are great and flavorful when cooked on the grill include Kielbasa, assorted sausages, pork loin, lamb chops and even pork chops. Since the meat is often the focus of a barbecued meal, make sure that you purchase the highest quality meat available. If you are hiring a catering company for your party in Nassau or Suffolk County, be sure that they use only the highest quality meat.  Meat that is of premium quality will cook evenly, and be tender and delicious to eat.

If you are not sure how to tell if the meat you are purchasing is of the highest quality, there are a few tips that you can follow.  First of all, the old adage “you get what you pay for” is often true when you are purchasing quality meat. If a piece or certain cut of meat seems extremely inexpensive, it may be too good to be true and a cheaper cut is often of lower quality. When you cut costs you often end up with lower quality meat.  

It also helps to know a little about the cut of meat that you are interested in purchasing.  Take steak or beef for example; if you know which type of cuts have a lot of fat, which ones are leaner or have more muscle, and what the muscle should look like, it can help you choose the best type. For instance, look for a lot of fat marbling in a tender rib-eye steak, but uniformity of texture and grain is more important in a tougher cut like flank steak.

The highest quality meat is extremely important when cooking or barbecuing a delicious meal. It should be tender, flavorful and delicious. At Big Belly BBQ Catering, we hand pick and personally choose only the best cuts of meat for our steak, chicken, pork, sausage and burgers. We choose the highest quality brands for hot dogs and the freshest ingredients for all of the salads and sides that we offer as well.

At Big Belly BBQ, we offer on-site barbecue catering services for events and parties throughout Long Island. We service Nassau and Suffolk counties and offer the highest quality meats, the freshest ingredients; personalized service and expert grill masters to make any event on Long Island a huge success.  We have an extensive menu that offers a variety of delicious barbecue cuisine and more to please any palette. Give us a call at (631)307-2699 and check out all we have to offer at